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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Centranthus ruber?
If you know websites containing any information about Centranthus ruber please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Centranthus ruber and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Centranthus ruber.


Centranthus ruber basic info
Scientific Name: Centranthus ruber (L.) DC..
Family: Caprifoliaceae.
Genus: Centranthus.
Common names in English: Jupiter's-beard, kiss-me-quick, red-valerian, spur-valerian.
Description: Centranthus ruber, also called red valerian, spur valerian, kiss-me-quick, fox's brush, and Jupiter's beard, is a popular garden plant grown for its ornamental flowers. Both leaves and roots of the plant can be eaten, the leaves either fresh in salads or lightly boiled, the roots boiled in soups. Although it is sometimes reported to have medicinal properties, there is no basis for this view, which is almost certainly due to confusion with true valerian, (Valeriana officinalis). - for more info about Centranthus ruber See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Centranthus ruber
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Centranthus ruber in other websites
Centranthus ruber common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Centranthus ruber - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Centranthus ruber - See link.


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